Multiple Blasts Kill Scores In Gombe

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At least 50 people are believed to have been killed in a multiple bomb blast that exploded in Gombe State on Wednesday night.

It was gathered that one of the explosions which occurred at the Dadin-Kowa motor park killed many people and also injured a large number of people at the ever busy park.

Two other explosions reportedly rocked the Dakku motor park, also within Gombe metropolis, about 20 minutes after that of Dadin-Kowa park.

An eye witness, Adamu Chiroma, who spoke on phone with our correspondent, said the second explosion was more devastating, as it hit groups of people that were still at the park.

“The bombs were concealed in two different bags and they went off simultaneously, while people were still at the park, we just heard the loud bangs, one after the other and we had to run for our dear lives,” he said.

Spokesperson for the state police command, Fwaje Atajiri, a deputy superintendent, who confirmed the incident, said an explosion occurred at the park located along Biu Road in Gombe metropolis in the night.

“Yes I can confirm to you that the incident occurred round 19:40 hrs, we do not have casualty details now but just know that an explosion has occurred and the details will be made known to you tomorrow,” he said.

Atajiri said the area had been cordoned and the Police, Red Cross and other emergency workers were busy conveying survivors to the hospital for medical attention.



    The information officer in charge of the Gombe office of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Umar Madigawa, said the explosions were massive and that many deaths were recorded while several people were injured.

    “The explosions were three but at two motor parks, Dadin Kowa and Station Dukku. I cannot just give you the number of casualties right now but men from our office and the Red Cross are involved in evacuating the dead bodies and injured to the hospital,” he said.

    The multiple blasts came hours after the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase paid a working visit to the state.

    Arase had assured Nigerians of adequate protection of their lives and property.

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